Glenda Farrell Profile
Farrell (1904-1971) was born in Enid, Okla., and began acting onstage at the age of seven. She continued her education while acting with various theater companies and on Broadway before signing a contract with First National Pictures (which had merged with Warner Bros.) in 1930. Among her other successes at Warners was a series of films in which she played "girl reporter" Torchy Blane, beginning with Smart Blonde (1937). After her Warners contract ended in 1939, Farrell returned to stage work but also continued as a character actress in such films as The Talk of the Town (1942). She remained active in movies and television through 1970.
By Roger Fristoe